Spy Shots: 2020 Mercedes-AMG E63

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The next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 has been spotted undergoing winter testing. Here's what we know so far. 

The Mercedes-AMG E63 had a cushy and comfortable life, that is until the latest iteration of BMW M5 arrived. Not only was the M5 faster than both the E63 and E63 S where it counted, but the follow-up BMW M5 Competition drove the final nail into the coffin. Granted, some would say the Mercedes-AMG E63 sounded much better. However, the numbers do not lie, and the AMG engineers have gone back to the drawing bad.

From what we understand, the new Mercedes-AMG E63 will form part of a revitalised E-Class range from Mercedes-Benz. The entire front end has been restyled and if these headlights are anything to go by, we expect it to adopt a similar fascia similar to that of the CLS 4-door coupe. We don't think the E-Class engine range will be dramatically overhauled, rather some refinement tweaks here and there. Inside, we expect the infotainment system to be replaced by an MBUX setup and adopt the giant widescreen. 

For the AMG model, we think the E63 will receive a slight power boost to its 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine. Currently, it produces 450 kW and 850 Nm, giving it a claimed 0-100 kph time of just 3.4 seconds. There could be some changes to the 4Matic all-wheel-drive setup for some dynamic improvements and 9G-Tronic transmission for faster shifts.

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